Singapore denies ‘inappropriate’ promotion of domestic workers in malls

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Singapore’s Ministry of Manpower reacted to a report by international news agency Al Jazeera that foreign domestic workers “are put on display and made available for ‘purchase’ in central shopping malls” in the city state. The government agency said it inspected agencies that the report said displayed “budget” maids at “discounted” rates like commodities, but “did not find any inappropriate ‘displays of FDWs.’” The Philippines’ labor agency nevertheless vowed to investigate the matter and has, in fact, suspended the accreditation of one of Singapoean companies named in the report.

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